11 Dec 2019

The sound of Yiddish songs once used to ring out across Eastern European communities for centuries. One such song, Oyfn Pripetshik...

11 Dec 2019

This morning, I declared that I don’t understand why political parties campaign the day before polling day. Everybody has already...

11 Dec 2019

Under Henry VII, the then Archbishop of Canterbury John Morton devised an ingenious way of raising tax revenue. He developed a lin...

11 Dec 2019

Is independent another word for invisible? One might assume so, standing as an Independent candidate in the General Election.

In an...

11 Dec 2019

Labour’s plan for a National Education Service could not come at a better time. Ten years worth of cuts have worn the education sy...

9 Dec 2019

During the 2017 general election campaign, I was a reluctant advocate for a Labour Party that I didn’t quite have faith in. I had,...

'It’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.' So said Eleanor Roosevelt, former first lady of the United States. Liv...

9 Dec 2019

“Inflation is taxation without legislation.”- Milton Friedman 

Reformist. Radical. Revolutionary. Apt words for the November 2019 L...

6 Dec 2019

From bush fires in Australia to increased flooding in Britain, the effects of climate change have become ever more apparent in 201...

3 Dec 2019

As a journalist, one factor that you incorporate into the complex decision of who to vote for in an upcoming election is how the m...

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